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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Endorses Terry McAuliffe for Governor

Pelosi "Contributed $100,000 to Terry for Virginia"


Big endorsement this morning for Terry McAuliffe…

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Endorses Terry McAuliffe for Governor
Speaker Pelosi Praises Terry’s Progressive Record and Bold Vision for Virginia’s Post-COVID Economic Recovery; Has Contributed $100,000 to Terry for Virginia

MCLEAN, VA – Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi today endorsed Terry McAuliffe for governor. In her endorsement, Speaker Pelosi, the first woman in history to serve in the role, touted Terry’s strong progressive record as Virginia’s 72nd governor, including restoring voting rights to more than 173,000 Virginians, creating hundreds of thousands of good jobs, and protecting women’s access to health care. She also cited Terry’s bold vision to create a stronger, more equitable Virginia and ensure all Virginians benefit from the Commonwealth’s post-COVID economic recovery. Speaker Pelosi’s campaign committee has contributed $100,000 to Terry for Virginia.

Speaker Pelosi’s endorsement of Terry follows decades of partnership on progressive causes. In 2016, Speaker Pelosi, Terry and former Attorney General Eric Holder co-founded the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which has worked to combat Republican attempts to gerrymander legislative districts during the upcoming 2021 redistricting process in dozens of states across the country. She joins a diverse, growing coalition of support for Terry’s campaign, including prominent leaders from across the Commonwealth. Last week, Terry announced that his campaign raised a record $6.1 million in 2020. More than 9,000 donors have contributed to Terry for Virginia, including support from all of Virginia’s 133 cities and counties, with more than 90% of donations under $100.

“Terry’s progressive record as Virginia’s 72nd governor is second to none. Despite unprecedented Republican opposition, he delivered for Virginians time and again – restoring their civil rights, fighting back extreme Republican attacks on women’s health and LGBTQ rights, and creating hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs. His bold vision and inclusive leadership are exactly what Virginia needs at this critical time, and I am proud to endorse him for governor,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Voters around this country and across the Commonwealth are hurting, and they are looking for big, bold solutions from our leaders like those Terry has proposed. His plans to invest in education, rebuild Virginia’s economy, and create a stronger, more equitable Commonwealth are exactly what’s needed. Together with our Democratic majority and the incoming Biden Administration, I know Terry will deliver for Virginia families again.”

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a trailblazer who has boldly led our country through one of the worst pandemics in generations. From standing up to the national security threat posed by Donald Trump to pushing to lower prescription drug costs, she has fought to improve the lives of families across our nation. I’m honored to have her endorsement” said Terry McAuliffe. “This is a critical moment in our lives and we need to take advantage of this opportunity to deliver a more equitable future for families across Virginia. As governor, I will think big and act boldly to give every Virginia child a world-class education and create economic opportunities that lift up all Virginians.”

This week, Terry boldly called on the Virginia General Assembly to pass a resolution for a constitutional amendment to automatically restore Virginians’ voting rights. As Virginia’s 72nd governor, Terry prevailed over significant Republican opposition to restore voting rights to over 173,000 Virginians, more than any governor in U.S. history. Time and again as governor he stood up to the extreme Republican-controlled legislature, vetoing a record 120 bills, including all Republican attacks on women’s rights and LGBT equality in the Commonwealth. He successfully kept open every women’s health clinic in Virginia, and on his first day in office he signed an executive order prohibiting descrimination against LGBT state employees.

Also this week, Terry announced his bold Prescription for a Healthier Virginia to address the broken, predatory system of prescription drug pricing and ensure all Virginians have access to affordable prescription drugs. As Virginia’s next governor, Terry will protect consumers from price gouging by establishing a Prescription Drug Accountability Division within the State Corporation Commission (SCC), pass a Prescription Drug Price Sunlight Law to increase transparency and accountability about drug pricing, and work to obtain federal government approval for Virginia to import select prescription drugs from Canada. Speaker Pelosi has long been a national champion for lowering drug prices for all Americans as part of the House Democrats’ For The People agenda.

Terry launched his campaign in December by announcing his plan to make the biggest, boldest investment in education in Virginia history. He has also unveiled bold plans to create an equitable post-COVID economy. As governor, Terry will get teacher pay above the national average for the first time in Virginia history, expand preschool to every 3 and 4-year old child in need, and get every single Virginia student online. He will also take bold and decisive action to create jobs, protect workers, invest in mental health services, and rebuild Virginia’s thriving network of small businesses, particularly Black and Brown-owned businesses.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins a broad and growing coalition of support for Terry McAuliffe for governor:

Senate President Pro-Tempore L. Louise Lucas (Co-Chair of Terry for Virginia)
House Majority Leader Charniele Herring (Co-Chair of Terry for Virginia)
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney (Co-Chair of Terry for Virginia)
House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (Fairfax County)
Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (Fairfax County, and Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church)
House Education Committee Chair Delegate Roslyn Tyler (Counties of Brunswick, Greensville, Lunenburg, Southampton, Sussex, and Cities of Emporia and Franklin)
House Transportation Committee Chair Delores McQuinn (Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Henrico, and City of Richmond)
House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian (Prince William County)
Senate Appropriations and Finance Committee Chair Janet Howell (Counties of Arlington and Fairfax)
Senator Lionell Spruill (Cities of Chesapeake and Norfolk)
Senator Adam Ebbin (Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and City of Alexandria)
Senator Barbara Favola (Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun Counties)
Senator Dave Marsden (Fairfax County)
Senator George Barker (Fairfax and Prince William Counties, and City of Alexandria)
Senator John Bell (Loudoun and Prince William Counties)
Delegate Alfonso Lopez (Arlington and Fairfax Counties)
Delegate Cliff Hayes, Jr. (Cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach)
Delegate Mike Mullin (Counties of James City and York, and Cities of Newport News and Williamsburg)
Delegate Alex Askew (City of Virginia Beach)
Delegate Don Scott (City of Portsmouth)
Delegate Mark Sickles (Fairfax County)
Delegate Kathleen Murphy (Fairfax and Loudoun Counties)
Delegate Karrie Delaney (Fairfax and Loudoun Counties)
Delegate David Reid (Loudoun County)
Delegate Kaye Kory (Fairfax County)
Delegate Martha Mugler (Counties of York, Hampton, and Poquoson)
Delegate Steve Heretick (Cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth)
Former Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay
Loudoun County Supervisor Kristen Umstattd
Mayor Kenny Alexander (Norfolk)
Mayor McKinley Price (Newport News)
Mayor Donnie Tuck (Hampton)
Mayor Shannon Glover (Portsmouth)
Mayor Sherman Lea (Roanoke)
Mayor Kelly Burk (Leesburg)
Leesburg Town Councilman Zach Cummings


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